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Comment by malenkiy_scot on Truly Part Of You · 2014-12-15T15:42:37.830Z · score: 1 (3 votes) · LW · GW

A bit off-topic:

"A wheel that can be turned though nothing turns with it, is not part of the mechanism" - what about a gyroscope wheel that is a part of a stabilizing mechanism?

This comes to show, IMHO, two things: one should be extremely careful with one's intuitions and examples must not be taken too far.

Comment by malenkiy_scot on 2014 Less Wrong Census/Survey · 2014-11-06T10:57:48.085Z · score: 24 (24 votes) · LW · GW

Done.

How real is the research on digit ratio? (On bogus statistics-based research see, for example: http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21588057-scientists-think-science-self-correcting-alarming-degree-it-not-trouble).

In any case, can you please explain how you plan to use digit ratio data?